tv Weekend Early Start CNN October 6, 2012 6:00am-7:00am EDT
i feel more confident. >> we have a long way to go. there are so many more children that really need this help and support. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." glad you're with us. >> we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level since i took office. >> a breath of fresh air for the obama campaign with friday's jobs report. jobs are up, unemployment down, but is it too little too late? with 50 million in the u.s. and 24 million eligible to vote. all morning we put the latino vote in focus.
>> investigators made progress into the investigation and are looking into the possibility -- a new or they behind the brutal death of a u.s. agent. why he may have died at the hands of one of his own. it is saturday, october 6th, good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. victor blackwell is off. the better than expected report has become contentious in a highly charged political atmosphere. first the numbers, and then the controversy. the labor department says the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% in september, a drop of 0.3% from august. the current rate is the lowest level since president obama took office. but timing, we all know, is everything. the report comes a month before the election and some obama administration critics are suggesting the books were cooked. jack welch the former ceo of
general electric tweeted this. unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate, change numbers. he later came on "anderson 360" and said if he had that tweet to do over, again, he would have added one thing. >> so many politicians are saying these days, michele bachmann will say something that is factually not correct. not provable and say, look, i'm just asking the question. is it responsible to say i'm just asking the question, but these guys aren't doing anything, i'm just asking a question. >> i should have put a question mark at the end of that. >> so, you are kind of backing away from the chicago guys part? >> i'm not back away from anything. >> do you wish you could amend your tweet? >> the same implications. >> to say something like this is like donald trump saying president obama is not an
american citizen without any proof. you are jack welch. you have to take this opportunity while everybody is listening to you to say, yes, anders anderson, i'm taking that tweet back. i'm sending a new tweet to say i was exaggerating. but to actually throw out an accusation, that is like asking the government, how often do you beat your wife? >> i should have had a question mark at the back of it. no matter how you want to look at this, we had 25 economists polled before this number came out. the average number they expected was 115,000, not one had a number below 8.1. >> labor secretary shot back at the conspiracy thererists with an interview with richard quest. >> i have the highest regard for our professional staff. highly skilled, ph.d.s, statisticians and folks working in this area for many years and this is methodology that has
been used for decades and it is insulting when you hear people cavaerly say that we are manipulating numbers. i find that very insulting. >> some may feel the latest jobs report gives a boost to the obama campaign. not mitt romney, he scanned the numbers and said, this is not what a real recovery looks like. jim acosta is traveling with the romney campaign. >> the numbers don't change their game plan for winning the election, it's still the economy. campaigning in virginia coal country, mitt romney tried to dig through the latest jobs numbers. to make the case, he has not hit just yet. >> fewer new jobs created this month than last month and the unemployment rate, as you know to this year, has come down very slowly. the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people
have just stopped looking for work. >> still, one of romney's key metrics on the president's handling of the economy went up in smoke when the nation's unemployment rate dipped below 8%. >> 88% unemployment for over, what 43 months. >> we still have unemployment above 8%. >> he told us to get us back to work and hold unemployment for 8%. >> month after month, after month. >> it's a political bar rising. proposing statement at the first presidential debate. >> we've had 43 straight months with unemployment above 8%. if i'm president, i will help create 12 million new jobs in this country with rising incomes. >> reporter: but romney notes the president has fallen short of estimates set by the own economic advisors who once predicted the stimulus would lower the jobless rate to below 6%. >> what happened is this has been the slowest recovery since the great depression.
as a matter of fact, he said right now we would be at 5.4% unemployment. >> president obama says he's creating jobs, but he's really creating debt. >> reporter: romney has a new ad out arguing that the president's job creation efforts have only added to the deficit. >> a couple nights ago we had a debate. you may have had the chance to see that. >> reporter: before the jobs number, romney was riding a wave of momentum after this week's debate, he even got a pass from the president who never mentioned romney's comments on the 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes. >> 47% of the people will vote for the president no matter what. >> reporter: romney tried to put an end to the controversy once and for all on fox. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you'll say something that doesn't come out right. >> reporter: democrats maintain that tone deafness extends from main street to sesame street.
so, obama aides sent a protester in a big bird outfit to mock his call to end funding for pbs. romney will spend part of the weekend in debate prep and the other part in hitting the president on the economy as a senior romney adviser put it, job growth should not be the new normal. now to that shooting that killed a u.s. border patrol agent. the fbi now thinks he may have died by friendly fire. 30-year-old nicholas ivy was shot and killed this week in arizona. shell casings found at the scene was fired by ivy and another agent who was wounded. >> as you know, investigators have made progress into the investigation into agent ivy's death and are looking into the possibility that it was a tragic accident. the result of friendly fire. >> ivy is the third border patrol agent killed in the line of duty this year. and in colorado, an amber
alert has been issued after a 10-year-old girl disappeared on her way to school. this is a picture of her. take a look. the search was delayed because the girl's mother didn't know she was immediately missing. the mother slept through calls from school officials saying she had not arrived. police searched the surrounding area, but so far nothing. the number of cases of fungal meningitis is growing. 47 people have been infected. it was distributed in 23 states, but now has been recalled. five people have died. our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta has much more. >> randi, it's worth pointing out, again, we're talk about fungal meningitis as opposed to bacterial or the most common form which is viral meningitis. that's the type you typically hear about being spread on college campuses.
fungal meningitis can be very serious. any good news about it, it's not very contagious typically. in this case, they now know people got this because it was injected into them through a contaminated steroid injection. what happened was the manufacturer of the medication sends these drugs to a compounding facility to divvy up the doses or concentrate the doses and then contamination occurred and the medication was sent to several different clinics and hospitals around the country. obviously, the numbers are pretty significant and they're probably going to go up, in part, because it takes a while for people to get sick. take a look there. up to 28 days before someone actually develops symptoms and then they can develop all sorts of things that are consistent with the really bad meningitis. they could have stroke-like symptoms and weakness or numbness or swelling near the injection site and then, ultimately, everything that is consistent with inflammation around the brain and spinal
cord. as you know, they could eventually lapse unconsciousness, randi, and even die. identify all those patients who received injections and make sure no more injections are given and if people are having any symptoms, to make sure they get tweeted and get tweeted quickly. randi, back to you. >> thank you very much. you can see more of dr. sanjay gupta at 4:30 eastern time on sanjay gupta m.d. we'll look at why the presidential campaigns covet this voting bloc in one key state where latino voters could decide the election. plus, we'll tell you about a photo that has turned into a full-blown cause. military wives have found a way to draw attention to what they say is destroying the men they love. ♪ change my life again
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both campaigns and here's why. there are around 23 million eligible latino voters up 28% from 2008. in florida alone, more than a million. a state where the winning margin was just a fraction of that in 2008. here's one other important fact, latino voters are younger. 32% of eligible latino voters are between the ages of 18 and 29. that's compared to 25% of african-americans and 19% of white voters. so, now, you can understand why courting lupheatinos has been sa high priority and how both candidates are tailoring their messages. >> reporter: roll out the mariachi band, a few dancers and sprinkle in some politicians and you have yourself a political rally courting latino voters, right? well, that kind of image doesn't work like it used to. in fact, political strategists
have a name for it, mariachi politics. >> you do a big event and you have the hispanics behind you and you have the mariachis and it just seems like they're reaching for something and trying to portray an image that's really not there. photo with the president on my last day. >> reporter: leonard rodriguez outreach strategy for george w. bush's presidential campaigns. we met in his san antonio home. how do they fall into this pit fall of appearing? >> talking one way to a particular group of individuals, and then going to the next event and talking predominantly to a group of hispanic individuals. it forces the candidate to look out there and now know he is talking and delivering a message that has to bring these two groups of people together. >> reporter: television ads offer a snapshot to president obama and mitt romney's strategy
in courting voters. the obama campaign is using latino celebrities targeting specific issues like education, immigration and even the appointment of sonya sote omier. mitt romney is using family. he talks about american values and bipartisanship. the chief marketing officer of cultural strategy, he sees obama and romney targeting specific groups in the latino community. romney chasing the more conservative cuban american vote, obama focusing on puerto rican and mexican american votes. he says to get these votes the message doesn't have to be delivered in spanish. >> we have to keep in mind that the latino community is not monolithic and they prefer to
information in english. so, you have to reach latinos not only in language, but cultu culture. >> reporter: president obama has a commanding lead in latinos nationwide, but in battleground states like colorado, california and florida that mitt romney needs to win over and the fight is on. ed lavandera, cnn, san antonio, texas. >> we'll look at the impact of latino voters throughout the morning. next hour, the economy, not immigration is issue number one among latinos. how does that play into the campaign? we'll get some perspective from the press secretary. remember, be sure to tune in for a special cnn documentary, courting their vote. it's hosted by soledad o'brien tomorrow night 8:00 p.m. eastern time. a man who once called osama bin laden a hero and has a hook for a hand has just arrived in the u.s. hear what's next for the suspected terrorist. [ female announcer ] ready for a taste of what's hot?
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court tomorrow. in turkey, two tunisians are being questioned in connection with that deadly consulate attack in libya last month. they were on a watch list given to turkey by the u.s. they are being questioned at the request of the u.s. leon panetta says there is a connection between the two and the attack, but no specifics just yet. that attack killed four americans, inclouding ambassador chris stevens. thousands gathering in the streets of jordan after king abdullah ii dissolved parliament and calling for new elections. the kipg has too much power but an analyst says any change to the current system could weaken support among his base. now, to syria where two major stories are developing. first, turkish soldiers responded with counterfire today when a shell from syria landed near a village.
remember earlier this week five people were killed in turkey when a shell crossed the border from syria. this is the fourth day the two countries have exchanged fire. a youtube video shows rebel officers holding 48 people hostage. their lives clearly in danger. joining us now is nick payton walsh who is following this story from beirut, lebanon. nick, good morning. let's start with the story in turkey. what is being done to stop the conflict and prevent more shelling? >> well, this is actually what is so worrying here. this appears to now, as you say, the fourth consecutive day. this most recent one, according to local turkish officials, they believe the syrian army was trying to hit rebels on the border, overreached and landed near a village on the turkish side. despite the fact the premacy here has tried to calm this down and the fact that turkey said they're not looking for war and
stopped short of a public apology and on the ground that thought of wargos on now for four days. perhaps it's a little out of control and you might begin to fear and sacertainly turkish residents hearing the gunfire. >> nick, what are the syrian officials saying about the shelling? there is a great concern this could turn enti into a much big problem. >> certainly. british officials are holding out the possibility which is terrorist groups may have been behind this, although it's pretty clear from the statement from the turkish and the russian that fired the shell that started all this off four days ago, but the syrians are holding out the possibility that they may have caused these shells to be fired by the rebels and, of course, great concerns now. i'm sure rebel commander is thinking if we fire shells into turkey, we initiate a turkey response and i'm sure there will
be fears that this is risk is out of control in coming days. >> the video with the hostages we showed a moment ago. what are the rebels' demands and is there a timetable? >> very clear timetable and it seems to be expiring right about now this evening. the video was released about 40, 38 hours ago from now and the demands were very clear, but almost i think impossible for the syrian regime to meet. the rebels wanted to see release of their prisoners held by the syrian regime and also wanted to see the sensation of casualties as a result of army shelling. those two things are very hard to achieve. that deadline nearing and many concerned this evening may hear some bad news. >> has iran spoken out about the video at all? >> iran has just released a statement. its foreign ministry urging international bodies to do everything they can to assure quick release of these 48 men.
that, itself, is not really going to change conditions. no one knows where they are being held. this group very adamant in their goal and wanting to kill and these 48 men given hundreds die every day in this war may not see the end of the weekend, randi. >> nick, thank you very much, appreciate that. back here in the u.s., mitt romney campaigns in florida today fresh off the momentum of his debate win. but did americans really learn anything new from that debate? and did the new job numbers slow his momentum? with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and two pills for a day free of pain. ♪
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90 calorie brownie. it is half past the hour, welcome, everyone. i'm randi kaye, victor is off today. here are five stories we're watching this morning. first up, the meningitis outbreak in the u.s. is spreading. 47 people have been infected in seven states and five people have now died. the cause of the outbreak is believed to be contaminated steroids that were injected into the spine in medical clinics. doctors are trying to determine which patients received injections. in massachusetts, a scandal taking shape at a state drug lab. chemist andy is accused of faking drug results forging paperwork and mishandling thousands of drug samples over almost a decade. the fallout could be enormous with thousands of cases called into question.
we'll have much more on this story in our next hour. cleanup crews work deep into the night on friday after a massive afternoon pileup injured 52 on i-75 in florida. some two dozen of those involved in the crash were hospitalized. three of them critically. none of the injuries was considered to be life threatening. an afternoon thunderstorm was a factor in that pileup. in sports, well, there was plenty of wild in the braves/cardinals wildcard playoff game friday in atlanta. the game was delayed 18 minutes in the bottom of the eighth a inning when fans flooded the field with debris. they were after an infield fly rule call. they eliminated the braves in chipper jones' last game. and it started with one photo on facebook page. now, hundreds of military wives around the world have joined the effort called battle bear. their goal is to bring more attention to posttraumatic
stress disorder. a condition they say is crippling their husbands returning from war. mitt romney campaigns in the battleground state of florida this weekend. a must-win swing state. he is fresh off a strong performance in this week's debate against the president, but could the good news on the latest job numbers release friday overshadow his momentum. joining me now is republican strategist and cnn contribute anna nuavaro. unemployment drops to 7.8% last month, the lowest since the president took office. employees add 114,000 jobs. a pretty big boost for the president. will this hurt romney's momentum? >> you know, randi, i just don't see it that way. i think that jobless rate and unemployment numbers should not have a party label. you know, i don't root for the red team or the blue team when it comes to that, i root for the home team and i think the best
thing that anybody in politics can do, anybody in america can do is be happy that the unemployment numbers went down. is it what president obama promised when he was candidate obama four years ago? no. but is it better than where we've been for the last 40 months? yes. i also think that we're going to see how this momentum thing plays out because we have so very many events coming one right after the other. we have a vice presidential debate in a few days followed by another presidential debate. we have a lot to see yet. >> it is widely agreed, speaking of debates, that mitt romney won the first debate, but did americans, particularly undecided voters get the whole story. cnn did some fact checking on comments made at the debate this week. i want you to listen to this on the topic of the deficit, first. >> mitt romney claims that even with his tax cuts, he will not add to the deficit. >> my number one principle there is no tax that that will add to
the deficit. i will not put in place a deficit thdea tax that adds to the deficit. my plan is not to put in place any tax cut that will add to the deficit. >> we want to look at the facts here, again. mitt romney has not laid out specifics for how he would pay for his tax cut. he says it's by reducing deductions and closing loopholes, but he hasn't said which or how many. so, the verdict here is simply incomplete. we just don't know. >> that was john burrman reporting there for us. one way, though, is that romney has said that he would actually pay for this reduced revenue is by capping itemized deductions, but still so few specifics. i mean, he floated the idea of capping deductions at 17,000 and then floated the idea of capping them at 25,000 or 50,000. don't voters deserve to know and need to know what it is going to be at this point? >> i think he's going to have to give more specifics, certainly.
a debate may not be the best platform to give specifics because the answers are supposed to be short and, frankly, randi, he was able to get away with not giving many specifics because president obama didn't press him on it. they saw his temperament and just the fact that he was able to go out there toe-to-toe with the president of the united states and not only hold his own, but frankly dominate that debate. that was the new thing and unexpected thing for voters who all expected president obama to win. >> let's talk about the 47%. we all know before the debate romney was on tape writing off half of americans as obama supporters say they rely on the government for the handouts. after the debate, he made this about face. listen to what he told sean hannity on fox. >> clearly in a campaign with not hundreds of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you say something that doesn't come out right. in this case, i said something
that is just completely wrong. >> completely wrong. now, why wait 17 days? is this an attempt to reconnect with voters maybe after that damage had been done? >> i hope it is. and i also think it means that he's feeling very comfortable about the republican base. you know, we saw him do things in the debate, randi, like, for example, talk about his health care plan in massachusetts, own it. one of the first times we have seen him do it and i can't tell you how happy i am to see him say that he misspoke. that it was completely wrong that statement about the 47% because i know there are republicans like me who do feel it was wrong and also a lot of romney voting republicans within that 47%. and, you know what, this happens. it happens in a long campaign. it happens in life. we have all said things at some point that come out wrong and that we regret and the right thing to do is to admit it and own up to it and move on. >> anna, thank you and thank you
for waking up early with us, we appreciate it. >> thank you, very fun to be with you, randi. last month the unemployment rate dropped and more than 100,000 jobs were added to the economy. what dothese numbers actually mean for americans and which companies are hiring? more after this. ♪ [ multiple sounds making melodic tune ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at northrop grumman, every innovation, every solution, comes together for a single purpose -- to make the world a safer place. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman.
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welcome back, 40 minutes past the hour now. in what might be some good news in those of you looking for a job, the unemployment rate is at its lowest level in more than three years. down to 7.8% and the employers added 114,000 jobs last month. what do these numbers mean for the economy? i asked cnn business correspondent alison kosik if
this is good news. >> just okay news. you know, if you want it to be positive, take a look at this. we were losing 800,000 jobs a month during the depths of the recession and for the past two years we have been adding jobs. that is good news right there. you flip over the coin and the fact of the matter is, the job creation that is going on isn't strong enough. we have yet to gain back what we lost during the recession. the biggest job gains in september were actually in part-time jobs. what we really need to see are more full-time jobs being added. there are good things going on in the economy. housing is recovering. and consumer confidence is picking up and spending is rebounding. there are a lot of positive signs in the economy, but certainly not full steam ahead, especially when you talk about the job market. >> as you mentioned, housing is up, which is great and consumer confidence. let's talk about the jobs a little more. where are the jobs? >> many areas are hiring. you look at the health care fields. 44,000 jobs were added there.
not a big surprise because it's more recession proof than many others. health care added more than 300,000 jobs over the past year, not just in hospitals, ambulance services, too. transportation and warehousing seeing job gains of 17,000 and financial industry, which has really been hit hard lately added another 13,000 jobs but another big area is retail. what is interesting t didn't make the top five list of sectors hiring in september, but it will certainly make the top five list in the coming months because of the holidays and a bunch of these big buck stores are hiring by the thousands. target, macy's, kohl's. many of these places are hiring more than they did last holiday season because the hope is that as consumer confidence picks up, so would spending. at least that's the hope. >> those jobs for the holidays, those aren't reflected in what we're seeing today. >> exactly, well, those holiday positions. some places have begun hiring,
so, maybe some of it may be reflected. but you're really going to see the bulk of that hiring done, you know, towards the end of the year and then next year when you sort of look at the labor report. >> in terms of the unemployment rate, it was expected to stay at 8.1% and it ended up falling to 7.8%. does that really show, alison, more people at work or more people that have given up and completely stopped looking for a job? >> what it shows, more people said during this survey. a phone survey where the department of labor calls people. so, what people said is that they were back in the labor force and more people said they were employed. but it's important not to confuse that 7.8% unemployment rate and 114,000 jobs. these are two different surveys that the government takes and that's why you look at the unemployment rate and it fell so much, even though job growth was okay, it kind of doesn't jive, right? because they're two different surveys. you look at the unemployment rate and it fell because, once
again, when asked, almost 900,000, 900,000 more people said they had jobs in september compared to august. but most economists say, you know what, randi, the more important number that 114,000 number because that shows job creation. it's really not enough right now. you need to see a lot more hiring going on as far as maybe, you know, 200,000 to 300,000 every month to really, you know, to really gain momentum in the jobs area. >> want to learn more about the new job numbers and who is hiring? make sure to check out cnnmoney.com. if you're waking up this morning, but not quite feeling 100%, we may have some tips that could get you back to your best. [ scratching ]
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schedules are so erratic, how important is a set sleep schedule and consistency? >> you know, we were just talking about this, how big it is because your body craves balance and consistency. the best thing with the sleep schedule is great. think of a kid, when a kid has a set sleep schedule, they're going to be much better and that's when they're cranky and tired. ideally what you want to do is wake up around the same time each day and go to sleep around the same time each night. now, when you can't do that and you acatually stay up too late, still wake up at the same time, you can make your sleep up. go to bed earlier the next night and eventually you'll make up that deficit. it's huge. that's the biggest thing. >> what about napping? >> napping helps, if it's consistent. if you nap during the day and then it's going to make you go to bed later. if you're not napping at the same time each day, it's not as good. you can make up sleep. >> so, you brought some props with you. these look very familiar to me, i will admit. these are things that can help
you sleep better. walk me through some of them. >> all about quality. we talk about your sleep is cycles. you have light sleep and then deep sleep and then dream, your rem sleep. your light sleep or deep aspect, you want to have a dark environment. dark environment releases a hormone meltonen. >> you put it over your eyes and you really block it. >> when it's light out, your body inhibits the release and, that's your sleep hormone, you release it. in a quiet environment, you want to make sure you have a quiet environment because that interrupts your sleep cycle, too. >> ear plugs or white noise. >> ear plugs are like white noise, but when you sleep with the tv on, set the alarm. 20 minutes later, it turns off automatically. >> a constant battle at my house. an alarm clock, you say. >> ideally you wake up without an alarm clock. if you need it, usual it initially. but you want to wake up without it and you want a good pillow so
you have the good proper mechanics. >> that is a comfortable looking pill pillow. >> keeps your body laying correctly. >> napping is okay, but don't throw off your sleep schedule. >> get a schedule, get a schedule. high quality. >> take some vacation time. sleep a lot. all right, mark, thank you. nice to see you. >> thanks, randi. just before the election, two days, to be exact. a new movie about the raid that killed osama bin laden will air on the national geographic channel and being distributed by mayor weinstein. i asked nischelle turner about the timing of this movie and the criticism. >> that is what people are talking about right now and this certainly has a lot of people asking questions. the timing of this. now, this movie is called "s.e.a.l. team 6, the raid on osama bin laden." the first fact-based film that
has ever aired. now, like you alluded to, what has everyone paying attention to this, it's a movie distributed by the weinstein company and harvey weinstein is a well-known president obama supporter and fund-raiser here in hollywood. this is airing on sunday, november 4th. that's just 48 hours before election day. now, there is a similar movie, randi, that dramatized the bin laden raid. this has been in production for several months. this movie has been criticized in some circles as being what people are calling propaganda for the obama administration. so, the filmmakers of that movie decided, here's what we're going to do. we're going to move the release of this movie until after the election. but, randi, you know on the nat geo movie came out of no where and landed a tv spot. with the weinstein backing, they had to figure this was going to raise a lot of questions, especially right before the election. >> so, a lot of people look at this, though, and they think
this could be one really long campaign ad. >> yeah, you know, that's what i'm sure the romney campaign and the republicans are saying we don't like this because it could. it very well could. but, here's the thing. it is on the nat geo network. not like it's a theatrical release and not like it's on a major network. it is on a cable channel. a little cable channel but with harvey weinstein's backing, you can bet it will get a lot of publicity. >> can nat geo face any long-term reprecussions as a result of this? >> i doubt it because it is seen to be the vehicle. sometimes, you know, if you buy add space or buy time on a network and they put out a product, then that's what happens. it's not, we haven't seen it and they do call it a fact-based film. so, it's almost like we have to wait to pass judgment to see what it is all about. so, you know, i don't think
they're going to get hammered for airing this, but, the timing, well, you could certainly ask questions. >> and for the latest entertainment news, check out cnn.com/entertainment. it's a group to the presidential candidates in this election. next hour, our focus on latino voters and the power of their vote. first, the best of late-night laughs coming your way, next. a speed bump! [ wife ] a beached whale! lawn clippings! a mattress. a sausage link. mermaid. honey!? driftwood.
>> the consensus is that mitt romney won the debate last night. >> after months of build up the first presidential debate at the university of denver. of course, a lot of big names didn't show up to the event joe biden, nancy pelosi, president obama. no, he just didn't -- >> get on the reality page. i'm sorry, he sucked. he looked tired. he had trouble getting his answers out. look like he took my million and spent it all on weed. >> mitt romney on the other hand seemed down right human. he was relaxed before the debate and this is mitt and his wife ann and his son playing a rousing game of jenga. look how much fun they are having. have you ever seen a person enjoy watching another person play jenga.
he's having a dynamite time. >> 7.8% lowest numbers in three years. natural republican today said it was a lie a fake and a conspiracy. they said unemployed people are claiming they have jobs to make obama look good. i swear, so we can stay in power and give them more unemployment checks that they will never get because they say they have jobs. poor people, you are good. you are good. you are, oh, i can't even follow that. >> thanks for starting your morning with us. we have much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. investigators have made progress into the investigation. a new theory behind th